“In July of 1986 a small group of West Rutland Citizens banded together to create and promote a celebration of West Rutland’s one hundred years as a town.” This introductory sentence with a cover of the Morgan House built in 1875 opens this issue, which is devoted in its entirety to the celebration.
The festivities begin with pictures of the arriving crowd for an ethnic tasting supper, listing an endless variety of foods. Albert Walker, 97 a former grand juror and selectman is among them.
Pictures of couples at the Centennial Dance at the Legion Hall are followed by those marching in the parade. The Sevigny’s, Town Clerk and Assistant Town Clerk for many years, were Grand Marshalls, leading in front in a 1924 Ford. Other participants included Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife, the Boy Scouts, the High School band, the American Legion, the Fire Department, and numerous others.
Special Events included a barbecue, flea market, Rugby game, Scenic Helicopter rides and a variety of additional events. The issue concludes with several pages illustrating historic houses, closing a fun filled recollection of a historic moment.